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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: yū′vō-mō′rū-lin

Definition: A transmembrane protein that links plasma membranes of adjacent cells together in a Ca2+-dependent manner; aids in maintaining the rigidity of the cell layer.

Synonym(s): E-cadherin

[L. uva, bunch of grapes, + Mod. L. morula, dim. of L. morum, fr. G. moron, mulberry, + -in]